Elk Island Public Schools

EIPS switched from variety of platforms to WebGuide and integrated the Bus Status app and StaffConnect for their school division and 42 schools.
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About the Client 

Since 2007 Box Clever Education has worked with EIPS to launch websites for all 42 schools in the division, two new corporate websites, a new Human Resources website system, a Continuing Education website, and StaffConnect.

In 2007 Elk Island Public Schools selected Box Clever to design and develop a new corporate website and school website for each one of their 42 schools. As the fifth largest school division in Alberta - with 16,350 students and more than 2,000 staff members - this was a big task! Using WebGuide for Schools - our custom-built Content Management System - we produced an integrated website framework for EIPS that powers all of their school websites from a single login. And because the schools' websites are now integrated with the new corporate website, information can be passed back and forth between the sites.

Box Clever is proud to have been a part of the process which resulted in EIPS winning the 2009 Bravo! Award for Excellence in Electronic and Interactive Communications from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE).




In 2010, Elk Island also launched StaffConnect, Box Clever's internal communication solution for school divisions. Take a look at the video to hear what they think of it!

Bus Status

EIPS uses our Bus Status system to notify parents and students about school bus delays and cancellations. Transportation staff update bus statuses in WebGuide for Schools and they are instantly pushed out to the Bus Status app on parents iOS and Android devices, the division and school websites, and social media. 

EIPS now accepts secure online payment from families for transportation services, all through their website!

Continuing Education Website

Shortly after launching the new EIPS website, Box Clever Education was hired to produce a new website for the EIPS Continuing Education program. The program offers credit courses, Diploma exam preparation courses and night classes. The site, also powered by WebGuide for Schools, handles online registration and payments. WebGuide tracks all student profiles and registration, runs class attendance lists, processes discounts, reconciliations, mailing labels and more.

Check out the EIPS Continuing Education Website!

When it comes to school website design, straight-forward navigation is key. Schools need to communicate with parents and students as efficiently as possible. At Box Clever Education, we created a custom content management system (CMS) called WebGuide for Schools that creates consistency across all websites in the district. Each school is on the same CMS, each website has the same features and tools, and they are all branded as part of Elk Island Public Schools. This consistent layout and feel ensures that all visitors are able to get the information they need quickly and easily. 

Admin time is significantly reduced thanks to our simple-to-use system and effective setup and training. A half-day training session for staff is typically all the time schools need to create websites that are fully-populated and ready to launch! The system is so easy to understand that the designated staff members trained by our team at Box Clever are able to return to their schools and provide training to the rest of the school's staff. WebGuide for Schools also allows staff members to have access to multiple school sites, along with access at the district level.

Each school can choose from a selection of modern website themes designed by our team of professional web designers, and can further customize their site by choosing their colours, layout, and more. If a school is looking for a fresh, new look it’s as easy as logging into WebGuide and selecting a new website theme - all content is automatically switched over to the new theme without any additional work.  A website refresh has never been so easy!